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    New Shimano Saint M828 flat pedals - has anyone tried them?

    Hi folks, this is my first post here . My new enduro rig is coming in about a month or so, and I am in search for new pedals. I am really into the new Shimano Saint M828 pedals, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    I'm currently riding on Specialized Boomslangs but they have been used extensively for 2 years and despite the fact that they have been serviced, their time is running out. I like the grip though. That said, I am not willing to pay that price again. I would appreciate if anybody can comment the new Saints M828 experience. I can get them for about 80 euros.

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    They are not new... But are good, if you don't worry much with the weight. I've used a number of pedals, and few of them resisted me as long as these Shimanos. More than a year without breaking an axle is remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucc1 View Post
    Hi folks, this is my first post here . My new enduro rig is coming in about a month or so, and I am in search for new pedals. I am really into the new Shimano Saint M828 pedals, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

    I'm currently riding on Specialized Boomslangs but they have been used extensively for 2 years and despite the fact that they have been serviced, their time is running out. I like the grip though. That said, I am not willing to pay that price again. I would appreciate if anybody can comment the new Saints M828 experience. I can get them for about 80 euros.
    I looked at these a few weeks ago and the only downside that people kept pointing out to me is that the pins screw in from the top, which makes it harder to repair/remove if one gets damaged. I donít have any personal experience with them though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fmendes View Post
    They are not new... But are good, if you don't worry much with the weight. I've used a number of pedals, and few of them resisted me as long as these Shimanos. More than a year without breaking an axle is remarkable.
    Yes I know they are among the heaviest, but with 477g per pair (claimed) I have only a minor, 43g weight penalty comparing to the Boomslangs. This does not bother me on an enduro bike, so I'm OK with that. I appreciate bombproof built pedals with quality bearings. The only thing I'm concerned about is the grip. Of course I would install longer 5mm pins straight out of the box. Could you please comment the grip, comparing to others you've ridden? Thanks.

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    I have only ridden these and the CB Stamp 3. They seem grippier than the latter, but it may be just because I started using the Shimanos with brand new 5-10s, that were worn when I bought the Stamps. So I guess the shoes you use will have a lot of influence here too. When my shoes were new, I felt they were too grippy, not allowing me to adjust foot position.

    I use them with 3mm pins in the lines closer to the axle, and 5mm in all other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmendes View Post
    I have only ridden these and the CB Stamp 3. They seem grippier than the latter, but it may be just because I started using the Shimanos with brand new 5-10s, that were worn when I bought the Stamps. So I guess the shoes you use will have a lot of influence here too. When my shoes were new, I felt they were too grippy, not allowing me to adjust foot position.

    I use them with 3mm pins in the lines closer to the axle, and 5mm in all other places.

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    Good to hear that. Thanks for the info!

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